Application Deadline: October 3, 2022.
The Foster and Brown Postdoctoral Fellowships at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are
in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate. Named after two renowned physicists, Dr.
John S. Foster, Jr. and Dr. Harold Brown, these fellowships recognize individuals whose research aligns
with the Laboratory’s national security mission. These prestigious postdoctoral fellowships will allow you
to take your skills to the next level and apply them to solving the nation’s most pressing science and
engineering challenges. Download FY2022 Flyer.
Dr. Harold Brown was a nuclear deterrence pioneer and a former LLNL director, as well as Secretary of
Defense under President Jimmy Carter. An intellectual giant who led development of technologies that
modernized nuclear deterrence and played integral roles during the most dramatic moments of the Cold
War, Dr. Brown’s life was indelibly intertwined with national security. Dr. John S. Foster, Jr. was a key
figure in establishing LLNL as essential to the nation’s defense. He helped invent and then spearheaded
the innovations that led to the modern stockpile, as well as introduced many important programs at the
Laboratory that continue to this day.
Applicants must either be in the process of completing their Ph.D. (within one year) or have received their
Ph.D. A verifiable Ph.D. is required prior to starting as a Foster or Brown Fellow with LLNL. Employment
is expected to begin between August and October of 2023.
Eligible candidates must have the ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which
requires U.S. citizenship and be prepared to provide required information and documents should they be
selected as a potential fellow.
The application is web-based and includes a resume, statement of interest, three letters of
recommendation, and transcripts. Between July 1 and October 3, a link will appear below for the Foster
and the Brown Fellowships job postings. Before applying, please read through this section for information
you will be required to provide.
Initial application submission requires only personal information, a resume, and 3 named references —
please complete at your earliest convenience. Do not attach a cover letter or any other materials in the
first stage. Within a few days, you will receive an email acknowledgement. It will provide instructions and
a request for additional items.
Official Website: Design Physics Fellowships